Assistance to Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation

NEWSAR team members were placed on standby to assist Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation with a long and difficult stretcher carry on Tryfan, due to the possibility of adverse flying conditions making a helicopter rescue difficult – in the event, the HM Coastguard helicopter from Caernarfon was unable to assist, but members of RAF Valley Mountain Rescue Team were training in the area, and able to provide immediate assistance, and NEWSAR members were stood down.

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